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Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

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2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder (also known as 'pork butt')
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For tacos and toppings
corn tortillas
cilantro, diced onions, lime wedges, avocados

Cut the pork shoulder into large 4-inch chunks, removing any excess fat. Place them in the slow cooker. (I usually do not cut in 4-inch chucks)
Add all the other ingredients to the slow cooker and mix thoroughly to coat the meat with all the herbs and spices.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. When tender, shred the meat by pulling it apart with a fork.
Serve pork carnitas on warm corn tortillas and top with onions, cilantro, lime juice and any other toppings you desire.




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